United plan new Fergie deal

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Manchester United are reportedly set to make Sir Alex Ferguson the highest paid manager in the history of British football by offering him a bumper new deal.

Ferguson currently has a basic salary of £4 million-a-year, which can rise to £5 million depending on United achieving a number of targets.

But, according to Goal.com, the United boss has been offered a 60 percent pay increase, and now stands to earn £6.5 million-a-year plus an extra £1 million in bonuses.

This rise will reportedly see Ferguson leapfrog Arsene Wenger to become the Barclays Premier League's top earner, and stands at more than the £6.5 million Carlo Ancelotti could boast as Chelsea manager.

The 70-year-old will still work on a rolling one-year contract - as he has done since 2004 - but stated last month that he expects to stay at the Old Trafford helm for another three years.

Ferguson celebrated 25 years as United manager in November, and club owners the Glazer family feel the new contract offer is just rewards for the Scot's incomparable achievements.

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